Who We Are

The Braeburn Super Neighborhood is comprised of Braeburn Glen, Braeburn Valley and Ronbindell neighborhoods



Braeburn Glenn

Braeburn Glen is a deed restricted community in Southwest Houston, along Brays Bayou. A Middle class community developed in 1956, Braeburn Glen is known for its large trees, and close proximity to The Galleria, Texas Medical Center, Reliant Park and major freeways 59, 610 and the Beltway 8.

Braeburn Valley

Braeburn Valley is a deed restricted community with a mix of 1950's traditional and mid-century modern homes. The neighborhood is located in Southwest Houston, overlooking Houston's premier private country club and gold course, Braeburn Country Club.

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Founded in 1954, Robindell is known for its tree-lined streets of over 600 homes, central location - only 20 minutes from the Houston Medical Center, a welcoming community and active civic club.  The neighborhood has a pool, dog park and direct access to the Brays Bayou 28-mile bike trail. Mandatory homeowner fees include a Constable security patrol, beginning in 2022.


Braeburn Super Neighborhood Officers

Bert Ruiz


Bert Ruiz grew up in the southwest region of the city, having lived the majority of his life in Houston which includes the Gulfton, Robindell, Bellaire and Braeburn Valley neighborhoods. In addition to his commitment to Braeburn Super Neighborhood #30, Bert is the President of Braeburn Valley Civic Association and Chair of the District J Patrol Initiative. Bert works as Senior Consultant, for Nonprofit HR. With a 22-year career in the non-profit industry, and serves as a trusted advisor on executive search engagements nationally. Bert has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Houston, a Master of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College and is bi-lingual in English and Spanish. Bert and his wife, have two adult children.

Reese Ermis

Vice President

Reese Ermis has lived in Southwest Houston with his family the last 10 years. He is a past president and director of Braeburn Terrace Civic Club, and spends time volunteering with CityRise and Braeburn Super Neighborhood. He is a certified Public Manager, has a certification in Public Administration, and degrees from University of Texas Tyler and Blinn College. He thrives on serving, planning and analyzing.

Gena Sylvester


Gena Sylvester is the president of the Robindell neighborhood and recording secretary for the Super Neighborhood 30. Gena was raised in Beaumont, Texas and studied marketing at Lamar University. After marrying an executive with Westin Hotels in Houston, she and her husband lived in Seattle, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans and then were transferred back to Houston. While in Fort Lauderdale, Gena was president of the Riviera Isles Homeowners Association. She has been an active board member of numerous non-profit organizations across the United States and has worked in the interior design industry for the past twenty-five years.

Alyssa Keller

Communication Secretary

Alyssa Keller is a Minnesota native, living in Southwest Houston since August 2020. She has over 12 years experience in the marketing field. Currently, she is a Senior Account Strategist working for a podcast agency managing several clients in North America. She has a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from UW-Milwaukee and an MBA from Norwich University. She loves the food scene in Houston, and the opportunity to be active outdoors almost year round.

Jeanie Spriggs


Jeanie Spriggs has been a resident of Houston for over 20 years, and has been in Braeburn Valley since 2015. She loves the neighborhood! Her husband was born and raised in SW Houston and they are very happy to call it home. Her career history includes working in account roles at Deloitte, TD Ameritrade and Hines Global Real Estate. Additionally, she's been a middle and high school math teacher in the Houston area. She has a BS in Mathematics and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has enjoyed being a part of the Super Neighborhood and appreciates the commitment of communities to make SW Houston a great place.